Tirreno-Adriatico 2009 map

RCS Sport officially presented the route of this year?s Tirreno-Adriatico on Monday, revealing a parcours that includes several stages that suit Britain?s Mark Cavendish and his high-speed sprint finish.

The week-long race, that traditionally serves to peak for the Milan-San Remo one-day classic, begins on Wednesday March 11 in Tuscany close to Paolo Bettini's home town on the Tuscany coast and ends on Tuesday March 17 in San Benedetto del Tronto on the Adriatic.

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